Wilkes University

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Wilkes University

  • City , State Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
  • Est. Tution $114,828
  • Deadline 02/01/2022
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Wilkes University Quick Facts

Duration: 2-3 Years Courses: Faculty: 19
Est. Applications: 85 Acceptance Rate: 85% Est. Class Size: 72

Program Description

The Wilkes University School of Pharmacy provides a dynamic, challenging and comprehensive curriculum, focused on the future, that will serve as the foundation for life long learning and practice. Our graduates will be able to provide quality patient care in a wide range of health systems, in metropolitan and rural areas, and will be potential leaders in the profession. http://www.wilkes.edu/academics/colleges/nesbitt-college-of-pharmacy/

PharmD Program Highlights

  • Private Institution
  • No Baccalaureate Degree Required
  • $300 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • No Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • PCAT composite score Required
  • Minimum Three (3) Letters of Reference are required
  • No Utilizes the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)
  • No Participates in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service



Location: 84 West South Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18766

Acceptance Rate for Wilkes University

85%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 85%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 55% Male: 45% Age: 18-61


Tuition: $38,276 per year
Tuition Fee: $1,886 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 2.50 Average GPA: 2.50 Minimum PCAT: N/A


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 28
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the:
Spring 2019 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
Gen Chemistry with lab 8 crs Gen Biology with lab 8 crs Calculus 4 Crs Oral Com (3 Crs) Microeconomics (3 Crs) Organic Chemistry with lab 8 Crs OR Essentials of Organic Chemistry with lab (4 Crs) Gen Physics 4 Crs Statistics 3 Crs 41
General Biology w/lab 8
Calculus 4
Oral Communications 3
Microeconomics 3
Organic Chemistry w/lab 8
General Physics 3
Statistics 3

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information http://www.wilkes.edu/pharm.
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Clergy, Co-Worker, Employer, Faculty Advisor, Health Care Professional, Pharmacist, Professor of Liberal Arts, Math and Science, Supervisor, Teaching Assistant
Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types.

Pre-Health Adviser
Advisor must have 2+ years of familiarity with the applicant and have 10 plus years advising experience and limit the number of such LOR’s they deliver to a top specified percent of advisees.

LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: Family, Friend, Pre-Health Advisor
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
A Committee Letter is: Recommended but Not Required
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
Are Composite Letters accepted?

Does it count as more than one LOR?

Recommended but Not Required


Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
Details: http://www.wilkes.edu/pharm.  Required on-site interview




General School Information


Dual Degree Program? Yes
Part of an academic health center? No
Pharmacy observation hours required? No
Supplemental application requirement? No
Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
Follows the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No

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Contact Information

Website: https://wilkes.edu/pharm

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